This thesis presents an upgraded user interface for a pipetting robot. This does capturing, transferring and application of liquid from source to sink. Explained are basic protocols that are defined in the program and important program algorithms, which are essentials for proper functioning of the user interface. Described is communication between the user interface and a robot.
The introductory chapter provides a brief description of pipetting robots, their role in the laboratory and an example of modern robot system, which is used for pipetting.
The second chapter describes used protocols that serve as the basis for development of the user interface. Passaging and washing are two protocols, both used in chemistry and in biology. Understanding of protocols is required for proper usage of the user interface.
The third chapter describes the existing and the new robotic mechanism that we created. It describes the key elements, such as motors, which are used to drive the robot mechanism.
The fourth chapter describes the graphical user interface, which was developed to facilitate the work with the robotic system.
The final section provides a summary of the thesis, findings and possible improvements of the user interface.